Salvia mellifera (black sage) is a small, highly aromatic, evergreen shrub of the genus salvia native to california, and baja california, mexico. Sage, in general, is found in southern california and some parts of northern california wild grown. The plants resemble other herb species which makes them difficult to identify. During the drought period, the leaves from sage darken dramatically, making them more confusing. Adding to the confusion black sage or mugwort is difficult to identify as it readily hybridizes with blue sage and purple sage plants. Mugwort and common garden sage are also known to be an easy to grow alternatives to white sage in personal at-home herb gardens. Regarding new regulations, all australian customers must have a phytosanitary certificate to pass the custom. All orders made by australian customers without certificates will be canceled.